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William Blake: The Politics of Wisdom

By: SCHORER, Mark

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 75358

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An examination of the writings of the great poet, William Blake. Stated first printing, copyright page. In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling in gold on black spine block. Publisher's blue topstain. With 8 illustrations; indexed. --- A good, firm, unmarked copy but with some sun-fading to spine. Lacks a dust jacket.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 524 pages View more info

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Hitler: The Man & the Military Leader

By: SCHRAMM, Percy Ernst

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Academy Chicago Publishers: 1999

Stock No.: 79089

ISBN: 0897334809

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


The author, a noted German historian, was granted access during World War II to the highest echelons of Nazi leadership. This access allowed him to write the official War Diary of the High Command of the Wehrmacht. Edited, translated and with an introduction by Donald S. Detwiler. --- A clean, firm, unmarked softcover copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 214 pages View more info

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Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography

By: SCHWEITZER, Albert.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1949

Stock No.: 80998

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Stated fourth printing (October 1949) of the autobiography of the noted German-French physician, theologian, writer, and organist. Dr. Schweitzer abandoned his stable life in Europe to establish a hospital in West-Central Africa, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. Translated from the German by C. T. Campion. Includes a postscript by Everett Skillings. --- In full beige cloth-covered boards with titling in black on spine. Simple blue jacket with unclipped flap... View more info

Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty Year Struggle and Final Triumph over Communism

By: Schweizer, Peter

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Doubleday and Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 60158

ISBN: 0385504713

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


RR's political journey as an anti-communist is detailed in this outstanding copy. First Ed. w/full no. line publisher's pg.; orig. DJ flap price of $26.00 present.; 60158; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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In the Company of Dolphins

By: SHAW, Irwin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bernard Geis Associates: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 71325

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated 1st printing of the popular novelist's account of his sailing trip in the Mediterranean. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth. Dolphin images gilt-stamped on cover, gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Ben Feder color illustration on cover. --- With slight discoloration to cover edges; else a bright, firm, unmarked copy. Price-clipped dust jacket is bright, but with minor soiling and in removable mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 154... View more info

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Paris-Underground

By: SHIBER, Etta; DUPRE, Anne and Paul (collaborators)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1943

Stock No.: 80430

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Later printing of the gripping memoir of an American widow, who with her friend "Kitty Beaurepos" was able to help smuggle nearly 200 British soldiers out of occupied France while living in Paris during World War II. "Kitty Beaurepos" was a pseudonymn for Catherine (Kate) Bonnefous. --- In full tan cloth-covered boards w/Nazi chain decorations and titling on spine in red and black. Jacket repeats the Nazi/chain illustration. --- With prior owner's signat... View more info

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This Game of Ghosts

By: SIMPSON, Joe

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Seattle, The Mountaineers: 1994

Stock No.: 78791

ISBN: 0898864038

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The author's account of his harrowing experiences in Peru and the Himalaya is presented, along with 62 b&w photos. A sequel to Mr. Simpson's "Touching the Void." --- In textured blue paper-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color Ama Deblam photos by Ray Delaney on front and back. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Dust jacket bears original $24.95 flap price; is in great shape and in removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" ... View more info

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Burma Road

By: SMITH, Nicol

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1940

Stock No.: 81979

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The author's account of his travels on the Burma Road; over difficult mountain terrain from Lashio, Burma to Yun-Nan-Fu (Kunming), China. The route was used to reinforce the Chinese during the China-Japan wars of the 1930s and 1940s. Includes numerous black & white plates bearing author's photographs of scenes along the road. With map of the area at rear endpapers. --- In full dark red cloth-covered boards with decorations & titling in gilt on cover and spine. Volume la... View more info

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Life Among the Mormons, or the Religious, Social, and Political History of the Mormons, from their origin to the present time; containing full statements of their doctrines, government and condition, and memoirs of their founder, Joseph Smith

By: SMUCKER, Samuel M.; WILLIAMS, H. L.

Price: $78.50

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Co:

Stock No.: 74511

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


An early work, describing the religion founded by Joseph Smith, in an undated reprint copy. Likely published c.1880-1910. Labeled as publisher's 'Arlington Edition' on front cover. Includes frontis illustration depicting the death of Smith by N. Orr. In full navy cloth covered-boards and with yellowed, brittle pages. With a few smudges and discolorations on the covers; interior has a torn out page and a few leaves with tears. Textblock is firm. A very scarce work in a da... View more info

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The Duke of Flatbush

By: SNIDER, Duke; GILBERT, Bill

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Zebra Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Stock No.: 76021

ISBN: 082172469X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Sharp copy of Duke Snider's memoir of his great career with the Brooklyn (and Los Angeles) Dodgers, in a first edition, first printing copy. Introduction by teammate Carl Erskine; with numerous photos in center section. --- Volume is in good shape; clean bright and unmarked. Dust jacket bears original $17.95 flap price.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 288 pages View more info

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Trollope: His Life and Art

By: SNOW, C. P.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1975

Stock No.: 78792

ISBN: 0684144018

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A lavishly-illustrated biography of the prolific Anthony Trollope by the noted British novelist C. P. Snow. Illustrations depict scenes from Trollope's life as well as works by contemporary artists of sights likely observed by Mr. Trollope. --- In terra cotta full cloth-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with James Tissot color painting of attendees at a social event. --- Prior owner's embossed seal on title page and light wear to edges; else a firm, unm... View more info

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A Gallery of Dudes

By: SPRAGUE, Marshall

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1967

Stock No.: 81799

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


First Edition. The author profiles nine mostly European people of means, eight men and one woman, who sought adventure, wealth, hunting and/or the experience of traveling in the untamed American West. With plenty of black & white drawings, photos and maps. --- In brown and green cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt and maroon on cover and spine. Jacket with color cover and spine illustrations. --- A very nice copy: clean, unmarked and firmly bound. P... View more info

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The Uneasy Chair: A biography of Bernard DeVoto

By: STEGNER, Wallace

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday: 1974

Stock No.: 72732

ISBN: 0385078846

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Much praised biography of writer DeVoto by the noted author Stegner in a very nice copy. With many b&w photos of Mr DeVoto and his associates. In 2-toned brown full cloth covers with very light edgewear. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. Possible remainder spray on lower edge. Dust jacket light chafed, espec. at edges & w/very sm closed tear at back cover; bears orig $12.50 flap price. In removable mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9-1/2" tall; 464 pages View more info

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Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs Living and Writing in the West

By: STEGNER, Wallace

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Wings Books: 1995

Stock No.: 74283

ISBN: 0517124084

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


In maroon paper-covered boards with titling in blue on spine. Interior pages clean and unmarked, but just a bit yellowed. Dust jacket in nice shape. Collection of personal essays written by the great novelist and taking a look back at his beloved American West. ; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; xxiii, 227 pages View more info

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Without Reservations The Travels of an Independent Woman

By: STEINBACH, Alice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2000

Stock No.: 74188

ISBN: 0375501886

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Second printing. In navy and cream paper-covered boards with lettering in gilt on spine. Interior features color reproductions of postage stamps throughout; and with illustrations. A clean, bright and firm copy of author's memoir of her travels.; 8vo 8" - 10" tall; 280 pages View more info

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Travels with Charley (limited edition in slipcase)

By: STEINBECK, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: MeadWestvaco: 2002

Stock No.: 75706

Condition: Near Fine


A special, limited edition of the author's memoir of his trip across the U.S. with his poodle, Charley. Published as the 2002 entry in MeadWestvaco Corporation's American Classics Series. In blue quarter cloth over white paper-covered boards and in slipcase. Titling in gilt on spine. Endpapers, covers, slipcase and title page all bear picture postcard-look graphics in bright colors and with U.S. state names. --- In top shape, clean, bright and crisp. (Any reference to du... View more info

Image for The Pictorial Life of Benjamin Franklin: Printer, Typefounder, Ink Maker, Bookbinder, Copperplate Engraver and Printer, Stationer, Merchant, Bookseller, Author, Editor, Publisher, Inventor, Scientist, Philosopher, Diplomat, Philanthropist, and Statesman

The Pictorial Life of Benjamin Franklin: Printer, Typefounder, Ink Maker, Bookbinder, Copperplate Engraver and Printer, Stationer, Merchant, Bookseller, Author, Editor, Publisher, Inventor, Scientist, Philosopher, Diplomat, Philanthropist, and Statesman

By: STEPHENS, Brad (compiler); COLLINS, Grellet (publisher)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Dill & Collins Co.: 1923

Stock No.: 80779

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This pictorial biography of Benjamin Franklin was published in conjunction with the 200th anniversary of Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia. Text compiled from four different biographies, as well as other sources, by Brad Stephens. With many black & white illustrations as well as color frontis N. C. Wyeth painting depicting Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia, as well as a color portrait of Franklin by Joseph Sifrede Duplessis. A 1955 U. S. Post Office Department press re... View more info

Image for Sterne: Memoirs of Mr. Laurence Sterne; The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy; A Sentimental Journey; Selected Sermons and Letters (Selected Works of Laurence Sterne - The Reynard Library)

Sterne: Memoirs of Mr. Laurence Sterne; The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy; A Sentimental Journey; Selected Sermons and Letters (Selected Works of Laurence Sterne - The Reynard Library)

By: STERNE, Laurence; GRANT, Douglas (editor)

Price: $42.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1950

Stock No.: 79098

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


A collection of the principal works of the 18th Century British novelist and clergyman in the publisher's Reynard Library Series. Edited, and with an introduction, by Douglas Grant. --- In full beveled-edge reddish brown cloth-covered boards; titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Jacket with R. Stone woodcut illustration of a fox and foliage. --- With a touch of sunning to lower spine area; otherwise a clean, bright, firm copy. Dust jacket with conside... View more info

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Poganuc People: Their Loves and Lives

By: STOWE, Harriet Beecher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Fords, Howard, Hulbert: 1878

Stock No.: 73612

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Former property of the library.In green cloth-covered boards with decorations and lettering in black on cover; in black and gilt on spine. With numerous b&w engraved illustrations, including tissue-protected frontis illust. Likely first edition, but not possible to verify for this publisher. Volume is cocked, and with interior smudges and some soiling and foxing. Library ownership evidence consists of rubberstampings at endpapers, and at least once in mid-volume; pocket ... View more info

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Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Dr. Arnold, Florence Nightingale, General Gordon (Modern Library #212.1)

By: STRACHEY, Lytton

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [1954]

Stock No.: 76628

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Four short biographies of leading persons living in the time of Queen Victoria: Cardinal Henry Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Thomas Arnold and Gen. "Chinese" Gordon. This work first published in 1918. With a preface by the author. --- Toledano spine 8, w/green cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks, black topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1918 date but likely published c.1954. Jacket style i, verso advertises 371 titles in... View more info

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Eminent Victorians: Cardinal Manning, Dr. Arnold, Florence Nightingale, General Gordon

By: STRACHEY, Lytton

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: [ca.1920s-30s]

Stock No.: 78599

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A reprint edition featuring four short biographies of leading English citizens living in the time of Queen Victoria: Cardinal Henry Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Thomas Arnold and Gen. "Chinese" Gordon. With four portraits of the subjects. This work first published in 1918. Includes a preface by the author. --- In rose cloth-covered boards with titling in yellow on cover & spine. Lacks a dust jacket. Undated, but likely published ca.1920s-1930s. --- Covers w... View more info

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Reagan: The Man and His Presidency The Oral History of an Era

By: Strober, Gerald & Deborah Hart Strober

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1998

Stock No.: 73105

ISBN: 0395771935

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Authors' unique perspective on Ronald Reagan's presidency involves interviews with over a hundred key players and their direct quotes regarding moments along the way. First Edition/First Printing.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 622 pages View more info

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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Complete and Unabridged (Modern Library #188.1)

By: SUETONIUS (Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1953]

Stock No.: 81902

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


The history of the famous Roman emperors, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, was carried forward from ancient times to the modern era largely through the efforts of Suetonius, a 1st and 2nd Century Roman historian. His writings have been rendered into English in this unexpurgated Modern Library edition. With notes and an introduction by Joseph Gavorse. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers /... View more info

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The 1955 Brand Book, Being Volume Eleven of the Denver Posse of the Westerners (No. 27 of the "Posse Edition" of 55 copies)

By: SWALLOW, Alan (editor)

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado / Boulder, Colorado, Denver Posse of the Westerners / Johnson Publishing Company: 1956

Stock No.: 81669

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


The 1955 edition is the eleventh in the series of "Brand Books", as issued by the Denver Posse of The Westerners group. These books present historical vignettes, biographical profiles and other historical stories from various places in the American West. In this edition, the stories are accompanied by black & white photos, maps (both folding and at endpapers) and drawings. Some of the topics covered are the Lincoln County War (New Mexico), early days in Alturas C... View more info

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The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti (Modern Library #49.2)

By: SYMONDS, John Addington

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1956]

Stock No.: 81503

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


The life the great Italian painter, sculptor, architect and writer is presented in this Modern Library hardcover reprint edition. With striking color illustration on jacket cover by E. McKnight Kauffer. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 377 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1956 (no publication date appears in book). ML #49.2. --- A very nice ... View more info

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Aldo Leopold: The Man and His Legacy

By: TANNER, Thomas (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ankeny, Iowa, Soil Conservation Society of America: 1987

Stock No.: 82251

ISBN: 0935734139

Condition: Very Good


A collection of essays honoring the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold, author of "A Sand County Almanac". Mr. Leopold was active in the fields of wildlife and wilderness preservation. --- A softcover in brown wraps, with photo of Leopold to cover. --- With some sunning to cover, else a clean, bright, unmarked copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xv, 175 pages View more info

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Winston Churchill; an Informal Study of Greatness

By: Taylor, Robert Lewis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday: 1952

Stock No.: 72884

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


A one-volume look at Sir Winston's life in a good copy. Book club edition, in full blue cloth covers. Interior clean & bright and unmarked. Dust jacket has 2 in. tear at head of spine; has other chips and tears but is intact and in removable mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Tenzing Norgay and the Sherpas of Everest

By: TENZING, Tashi; TENZING, Judy

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Camden, Maine, Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill: 2001

Stock No.: 77326

ISBN: 007141309X

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


First Printing in this American trade paperback edition. An account of the life of and accomplishments of Tenzing Norgay, and a biography of the sherpas of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. With forewords by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Dalai Lama. With numerous maps and photos. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund were the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Tashi Tenzing is the grandson of Tenzing Norgay who was assisted by his wife Judy in the writing of this b... View more info

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Journey to the Top of the Divide

By: TIGHE, Ronald

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Denver, Golden Bell Press: 1979

Stock No.: 77394

ISBN: 0873150724

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Former newsman's account of his quest to ride on horseback, alone, along the Continental Divide from Mexico to Canada. The journey ended up taking three summers to complete. With 4 b&w photos near the front of the volume. --- Trade paperback in white wraps. A clean, firm, unmarked copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 169 pages View more info

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Fall of the Phantom Lord: Climbing and the Face of Fear

By: TODHUNTER, Andrew

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Anchor Books/Doubleday: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 78894

ISBN: 0385486413

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


First printing. The author follows climber Dan Osman and friends as they attempt seemingly impossible climbs. --- In black & blue paper-covered boards. Jacket with Eric Perlman color photo. --- A clean, bright copy in similar jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 210 pages View more info

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Life on the Mississippi

By: TWAIN, Mark

Price: $31.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: [c.1930s-40s]

Stock No.: 80352

Condition: Good+ in Poor dust jacket


An illustrated reprint edition of Mark Twain's 1883 work, which has been described as "part travel book, part autobiography and part social commentary". In publisher's "Holiday Edition", with color frontis and 8 black and white illustrations by Walter Stewart. --- In black cloth-covered boards, Stewart's color frontis illustration pasted to cover (and repeated on jacket), with gilt-stamped spine titling. Likely published c.1930s-40s, though 1917 date appe... View more info

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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World (first edition, first issue)

By: TWAIN, Mark (CLEMONS, Samuel)

Price: $460.00

Publisher: Hartford, Conn. USA, The American Publishing Company: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81715

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First edition of the account by Mark Twain (1835-1910) of his world travels, written while on lecture tour for purposes of debt reduction. This work represents the fifth and final travel book by Clemons, and focuses on experiences and sights encountered in India, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Fiji, Mauritius and South Africa. Includes frontis photo of Twain, as well as many, many additional black & white drawings, sketches and photos scattered throughout the volume. -... View more info

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Autobiography of Mark Twain: The Complete and Authoritative Edition, Vol. 1

By: TWAIN, Mark; SMITH, Harriet Elinor (editor)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., University of California Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82451

ISBN: 0520267192

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


First edition, first printing of this, the definitive autobiography of Samuel Clemens. Volume 1 only (of three). This hefty four-pound book includes a section of black and white plates, depicting people and places in Mr. Twain's life. Edited, along with other editors of the Mark Twain Project, by Harriet Elinor Smith. --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, w/titling gilt-stamped on spine. Dust jacket with William Vander Weyde photo of Mr. Clemons on co... View more info

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As the Morning Rising: A Novel

By: Van SWERINGEN, Sigrid

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, Benziger Brothers: 1936

Stock No.: 77676

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


First Edition. A fictionalized account of the life of Elizabeth Seton, founder of the Sisters of Charity. With six brown-toned illustrations, publisher's red topstain.In royal blue cloth-covered boards, gilt-stamped titling on spine. Pale yellow jacket repeats one of the interior illustrations.A firm, clean, bright copy but top strip on front free endpaper has been cut off. Jacket with creases and minor chafing at edges; else quite nice and in removable archival mylar pr... View more info

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Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects (Modern Library #190.3)

By: VASARI, Giorgio

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1964]

Stock No.: 81774

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Written in 1567, this profile of leading Italian artists has endured through the centuries and presented in a Modern Library reprint edition. Abridged from the translation by Gaston DuC. DeVere. Edited and with an introduction by Robert N. Linscott. --- In Toledano spine 11 / green cloth / ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso lists titles in ML catalog, but no specific number. Likely published ... View more info

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Jim Bridger Mountain Man

By: VESTAL, Stanley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press: 1971

Stock No.: 74282

ISBN: 0803257201

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Third softcover printing of work which was first written in 1946. In a clean copy but with prev. owner's inked name on title page. Textblock firm, covers rubbed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 333 pages View more info

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Memoirs of the Crusades (Everyman's Library #333)

By: VILLEHARDOUIN, Geffroi de; JOINVILLE, Jean , Sire de

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1957

Stock No.: 81736

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


This Everyman's Library edition presents two accounts by French noblemen of their respective 13th century crusades. Villehardouin recounts events in the Fourth Crusade of 1202-04; de Joinville the Crusade of Louis IX from 1248 to 1254. Translated from the French and with an introduction by Sir Frank Marzials. Number 333 in Everyman's Library History series. --- A 1957 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 4. Full pale red cloth-covered board... View more info

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Pushkin's Button

By: VITALE, Serena

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 82117

ISBN: 0374239355

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated first English-language edition. An examination of the last four months of the life of the great Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837). Pushkin was killed in a duel with his brother-in-law, a result of a complicated series of events and interrelationships. This edition rendered into English from the Italian by Ann Goldstein and Jon Rothschild. --- In charcoal paper-covered boards backed in red cloth, with titling stamped in gilt on spine. Dust jacket features ... View more info

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Korean Tales

By: VOORHEES, Melvin B.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1952

Stock No.: 74547

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


First Edition, with small card requesting a book review from publisher. In maroon full cloth-covered boards with titling and author's facsimile signature on cover and spine. Interior with full-page frontis map of Korea (repeated on back of jacket). Cover with rubbing and superficial scratches; interior clean and bright. Jacket has chafing at crease points and edges; bears orig. $3 flap price and in mylar protector. --- From the jacket: 'This book is packed with outspoken... View more info

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The Puccini Companion

By: Weaver, William; Puccini, Simonetta

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1994

Stock No.: 73197

ISBN: 0393029301

Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket


Compendium of articles about the great opera composer, Giacomo Puccini. Edited by William Weaver, with essay by Puccini's granddaughter, Simonetta Puccini. With many photos. Second printing. Volume has been exposed to dampness; upper parts of pages slightly rippled. With inked presentation remarks, front free endpaper; otherwise interior clean and bright. Dust jacket rippled but otherwise undamaged; bears orig. $30 flap price. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 448 pages View more info